The show started streaming yesterday for Premium subscribers but if you don’t have a paid account, don’t feel left out, as the free accounts receive one week later. The anime which features 6 members across the three teams are voiced by Karen Iwata, Mayu Watanabe, Sumire Sato (A), Amina Sato, Sayaka Nakaya (K) and Haruka Ishida (B).
Some of the other members from the AKB family are also featured in the anime with SKE48 Team S member, Kumi Yagami, NMB48 Team M member,Mao Mita and SKE48 Team KII idol, Sawako Hato, all featuring.
If you don’t know what the story’s about, here’s a synopsis from Crunchyroll.
“At the start of the 21st century, an interplanetary war broke out. Earth’s ecosystem was severely damaged, and humanity was forced to flee the planet. On several planets of this new society, things that ‘disturb the heart’ like music and art are forbidden.
Before the people called ‘Idols’ fell into ruin, the legendary idol group AKB48 is resurrected as the interplanetary troupe AKB0048, made up of girls who carry on the title and spirit of the original members. Held as heroines by some and labeled as terrorists by others, they must take up arms to bring their music to their fans wherever they are.”